The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Scott City is one of over 4,000 congregations of the Christian Church (DOC) in the United States and Canada. While each individual congregation is self-governing, we work together with the whole Christian Church through general and regional associations. The church government is considered to be by "free church policy," which means that all decisions are made by the congregation; a board is selected each year and Deacons and Elders are selected every three years. The Pastor is appointed by the congregation.
No Creed, But Christ
Membership is based solely on the profession of faith in Jesus as the Christ, the Son of the living God, and personal Lord and Savior. We practice immersion baptism and offer communion weekly to those who profess faith in Christ as Lord.
Founded in 1886
Scott City was founded in 1886 and became a third class city on January 10, 1887. On the eighteenth of that same month, the Christian Church was organized with the help of the State Missionary Board. Following a series of meetings led by the evangelist J.A.L. Romig in 1892, J.B. Robinson was called to be the first minister of the Scott City First Christian Church. The first church building was constructed later that year and in 1950 the current building was dedicated.
Church on the Move
Our worship is exciting and dynamic and we share in a strong and vital ministry to a wide variety of spiritual needs and interests. In addition, we are strongly rooted in the tradition of the “priesthood of all believers,” and are therefore committed to the idea that all members are ministers in the community and in the life of the church. If you do not have a church home, we invite you to come worship with us!
“We believe God's mission for First Christian Church is to be and share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we are called to witness and serve from our doorsteps to the ends of the earth. We seek to equip all for ministry through caring relationships, meaningful, joyous worship, Christian Education, and opportunities for evangelism and spiritual growth.” Adopted May 5, 1999